Inspiration and Techniques with Heat Tools

by Kim Thittichai

An inspirational and practical guide to the potential of heat tools for textile artists. Soldering irons, heat guns and household irons can add texture and variety to textile work – whether it’s hand embroidery, machine embroidery, quilting or felting. Stunning work can be produced with these tools: hot and cold foiling; painted and plain Bondaweb (fusible webbing) on wood, paper, fabric and pelmet Vilene; making beads from synthetic fabrics, Tyvek and Kunin felt; melting and distorting plastic bags and cellophane; working in 3D; and embossing powders.

With step-by-step instructions, full health and safety advice and stunning photography, the book contains:

• An outline of the main heat tools with safety notes.

• Soldering irons: a range of techniques using media from synthetic and natural fabrics to paper and safe plastics

• Heat guns: a range of techniques using media from synthetic and natural fabrics to paper and safe plastics

• Household irons: a range of techniques using media from synthetic and natural fabrics to paper and safe plastics

• Heat and other materials: glues and texture gels

• Putting it all together: using a number of tools and fabrics in different layers on the same piece.

This is an important book for all textile artists, following on the bestselling Fusing Fabric and Surfaces for Stitch, showing the latest techniques wanted by all those involved in textiles.

About the author

Kim Thittichai is a major textile artist who specialises in teaching experimental textiles. Her popular four-year course has a two-year waiting list and she also runs shorter workshops to meet the demand. She regularly travels to the International Craft and Hobby Fairs (ICHF) and has an international presence. She lives in Brighton.

Price:  £18.99
ISBN: 9780713490404
Extent: 128 pages
Format: Hardback
Size: 276 x 216 mm
Illustrations: 100 illustrations